Connected Emergency Lighting

Tom Stoll, Bodine Emergency Lighting | Dave Bratt, Bodine Emergency Lighting (Signify)

Location: Murray Hill

March 19, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Credits 1 LU | HSW


The need for connected emergency lighting stems primarily from the time, labor, and cost savings of completely automating the testing and reporting process to ensure the emergency lighting system remains fully operational and ready to perform when it is needed. The time and cost required to perform the testing and reporting becomes exorbitant even for moderately sized facilities. Using the technology now available to connect the emergency lighting system so the testing can be completed automatically at a time when it is convenient for a particular facility, can dramatically reduce the time and money needed to keep the system in tip-top condition.

This presentation is designed to explain this in more detail and describe the various methods to achieve a connected emergency lighting system so the attendee can make a more informed decision on how to apply what is currently available today. One possible method will be explored in more depth. Again, the end result is to ensure the safety of occupants in a facility by having a fully operational emergency lighting system in place AND to save the time and money involved in keeping it that way.

A basic knowledge of emergency lighting requirements is a plus for this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the code requirements that govern emergency lighting in the US through a brief review.
  • Understand the reasons connected emergency lighting has value focusing on how it interrelates to the code requirements and the work involved in maintaining/inspecting the system.
  • Develop an understanding of how to achieve the value through various connected emergency lighting methods.
  • Review the pros and cons of the various methods to apply them appropriately.


Tom Stoll
Tom Stoll
Product Manager
Bodine Emergency Lighting

Tom has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry and over 30 years of experience in engineering, management and product development. He has a BSEE from (Thee) Ohio State University, an MSEE from the University of Memphis and an MEM (Master of Engineering Management) from Christian Brothers University and a supplemental certificate from MIT's Sloan School of Management in Economics. He has patents in the US and globally and is still involved in product development for the emergency lighting industry.

Dave Bratt
Dave Bratt
Regional Sales Manager
Bodine Emergency Lighting (Signify)

Dave has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. He has held roles in electronics manufacturing, supply chain management and sales management. He continues to educate agents, specifiers and others in the lighting community on emergency lighting technologies and products.

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